Tag: "cripple" at medical news
Rheumatoid arthritis causes increased complications and health care costs in inpatient and outpatient settings
...tilage, tendons and ligaments to a degree that can cripple
patients and restrict their ability to work, eat and care for themselves....
Internet porn-blocking software neednt block health information, study finds
...advertently allow pornography-blocking software to cripple
the Internet as a tool for improving health." In addition to Richardson, Resnick and Rideout, the study's authors include Holly Derry, MPH, of the Health Media Research Laboratory, and Derek Hansen, Ph.D., a student at the U-M School of Information. ...
Promising West Nile virus vaccine protects monkeys
...cines in 1991. They found that this approach could cripple
the disease-causing virus but still trigger a strong immune response against it. To ensure the safety of the chimeric virus in humans, the scientists further weakened the West Nile/dengue 4 virus by deleting some of the genetic material, RNA in this ...
University of Illinois at Chicago receives $15.7 million grant to stop anthrax
...ausing disease and deaths in sufficient numbers to cripple
a city or region. Experts estimate that release of aerosolized anthrax spores could result in tens of thousands of deaths, Johnson said. While the anthrax strain unleashed in 2001 was susceptible to conventional antibiotics, Alex Neyfakh, UIC profess...
Epstein-Barr virus contributes to Burkitt's lymphoma
...sponses that neutralize the virus; the other is to cripple
viral gene products that maintain cells as tumors. "If you can find viral gene products that contribute not just to creating the tumor but also to maintaining it, you can conceivably destroy those gene products--and kill the tumor--without harming o...
Anthrax toxin inhibitor identified
...and first author Benjamin Turk, Ph.D. "First, they cripple
the cells that fight bacterial infection, thereby enabling the spread of bacteria early in the disease. Later in the process," he adds, "they contribute to the death of macrophage cells, leading to the shutdown of the body's immune system." In fact, ...
Nitric oxide links bulk of sporadic and familial Parkinson's disease
...and earlier research had shown that mutations that cripple
it occur in about a third of patients with familial PD, but rarely show up in the much more common sporadic cases of the disorder. In the absence of these mutations, however, scientists weren't sure how, or even whether, malfunction of parkin was inv...
Cognitive behavioral therapy combined with antidepressant effective in treating adolescent OCD
...s a means of dealing with those thoughts. OCD can cripple
their lives, disrupt their learning, and drive a wedge through their families. Now, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine researchers, in conjunction with a team of researchers from Duke University Medical Center, have developed a scientific...
Tide of new nurses rises but shortages still loom large
...gh to prevent a long-term crisis that threatens to cripple
the entire health care system. The new numbers com... horizon, a shortage so large that it could easily cripple
the entire health care system, not just hospitals," he warned. Buerhaus said the growth in the numbe...